First look at Scholastic's Fall 2017 middle grade and YA titles (plus a giveaway!)

Last week, you heard all about upcoming Picture Books and Chapter Books in our Fall 2017 Online Preview.

This week, though, is all about middle grade and YA books!

And we are EXCITED! If you believe, as we do, that books are a gateway for us to learn about both ourselves and our world, the Scholastic Middle Grade and YA Fall 2017 lists do just that!

Whether it’s the plight of three children at different points in history seeking refuge in new homes or a girl who finds an outlet for her inner struggles in rock 'n' roll or sisters who are just trying to fit in at a new school, the stories presented are sometimes poignant, sometimes hysterical, but 100% relatable!

I’ll leave it to you to explore what book you would most like to read (and, of course, hope you’ll enter the contest to win an advance copy – see the end of the post!)

Here they are:




But the fun doesn’t end with the videos!

****Edit: Giveaway closed! The winners have been notified as of 6/19/17****

We are giving 10 readers the chance to win a selection of 5 advanced copies of the books featured throughout the Preview. To enter here, leave a comment below telling us which book featured here you are most interested in reading. One entry per person. All entries must be submitted by 5pm ET on Friday, June 16, 2017. U.S. residents, 18 and over, please. See the complete legal rules here.


Looking forward to All About Mia

All the Crooked Saints

Swing It, Sunny! - Looks great!

All About Mia!

Can't wait to read The Secret of Nightingale Wood!

There are so many great books to choose from! I'm excited to read Hilde Cracks the Case and Refugee. I would love to read so many more!! Thank you!

I'm looking forward to The Handbook. I always suspected there was one.

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I think my students will really enjoy Graveyard Shakes, so I look forward to reading it!

I think my students will love reading Refugee!

Swing It, Sunny! My students love Sunny Side Up, and I know they're eagerly anticipating the next books in the series.

Silent Days, Silent Dreams illustrates the phenomenal capabilities of the human spirit to persevere through the endurance of inabilities, an inspiring read that I've shared with my summer school students.

Disappeared has caught my eye!

Most interested in reading Refugee by Alan Gratz.

I would like to read Disappeared.

All The Crooked Saints!

I can see my book club reading Disappeared!

I am 11 and LOVE horses. This story sounds like an adventure I would love to go on since the main character is an 11 year old girl and a Shetland Pony! It looks fantastic!

Forgot to tell you the book is called "Dirt".


I'm looking forward to discovering how Alan Gratz interweaves his three protagonists in Refugee and inspires compassion in his readers.

Wow, great books! Thanks so much for the chance! I love Maggie Stiefvater so I'd go for All the Crooked Saints!

All About Mia

To choose ONE?!? .... The Secret Sheriff of Sixth Grade, I have heard AMAZING things and I know my 5th graders will LOVE reading about things they could do or be in 6th grade!

I'd like to read Sparrow. I work with the Gifted students at my school, and I would love a book that portrays a main charachter that so many of them would be able to relate to.

All the Crooked Saints

Vanilla, as it sounds like it talks to current issues teens are dealing with today both directly and indirectly.

Refugee sounds very relevant and interesting. I definitely want to read this book!

I think my students would be intrigued by The Skeleton Tree.

I'm looking forward to All the Crooked Saints. Love Maggie Stiefvater!

It is so hard to pick just one YA book, but I can't wait to read All the Crooked Saints!

Dirt. Sometimes you find friendship in the most unlikely places. Animals always add a special touch to a great story!

I can't wait to read Refugee by Alan Gratz! He's coming to visit our school in October, and this sounds like his best book yet!

Definitely All About Mia. So much buzz and any book that gets compared to Bridge Jones' Diary is a must read for me!

I can't wait to read The Incredible Magic of Being because I love stories where the reader learns something about themselves through reading the book. It looks interesting and I can't wait to start reading it!

Secret Sheriff of Sixth Grade!

The Witch Boy!

The one that caught my eye was All About Mia.

Most looking forward to reading All About Mia

I'm looking forward to Shadowhouse Fall. I really enjoyed the first one.

Swing it, Sunny!

"The Secret Sheriff of Sixth Grade" looks like a great book to share with my 6th graders. I'm always looking for fun books that have great impact on my students and inspire them to read.

I'm most excited to read Sparrow! My students and I want to read more books with Black female protagonists, and my school focuses on strong teacher-student mentor relationships like Sparrow's with Mrs. Wexler, so it seems like a perfect fit for us.

Refugee by Alan Grantz sounds like an amazing book. I can't wait to devour it!

I can't pick just one! The Secret Sheriff of Sixth Grade (I love Jordan Sonnenblick!) and Polaris both sound great to me!


Hoping to read Refugee soon!

All the Crooked Saints would be a great addition to my classroom library. My freshmen love fantasy novels.

My daughter is looking foward to Swing it Sunny! She's a fan of Jennifer Holm